Being politically correct in the workplace

Merriam-Webster defines ­being politically correct as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” But political correctness means more than just watching what you say and do. In an article by Kate Lorenz of CareerBuilder.com, it also means learning about others and respecting the differences that make each of us unique. This comes into play even more when co-workers are unsure of what to say or how to act after certain political or cultural events, such as all of the recent news about racism, justice and equality.

So, how exactly do you remain politically correct at work? Here are a few tips to help you get started:

It may seem like being politically correct in the workplace isn’t worth it, but studies have shown that political correctness at work can help inspire new creativity among a work team. So, to boost your workplace’s innovation, be respectful of those you work with and avoid uncomfortable and even job-threatening situations by putting these steps into practice every day.

Any tips we didn’t mention? List them in the comments below!